October 27, 2013

So You Want To Be A Casino Dealer?

According to the American Gaming Association, in 2002 the casino industry provided over 350,000 jobs creating wages and benefits of $11 billion. That’s a lot of jobs and a ridiculous amount of money.

In the United States, casinos allow gambling activities such as craps, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, poker, and other games. There are 450 commercial casinos operating in 20 states. Those casinos brought in over $37 billion in revenue in 2012.

Every casino needs dealers to help these games run smoothly. Casino dealers, sometimes called croupiers, interact with guests at the casino and help them play their game of choice. The casino dealer’s “office” is on the casino floor working the games tables.

It’s a fun job in an exciting and lively atmosphere. Dealers make an hourly wage and often get tips. You can learn more about what life is like working in a casino on JobMonkey.

Most dealers find that the best route to success is to attend casino dealer school. Professional instructors teach them the ins and outs of the industry and help them specialize in a specific game or two. After completion of dealer school, most dealers must pass a background check and a credit check to become licensed before they can get hired by a big time casino.

Whether you want to throw dice, spin wheels, or deal cards, there are lots of casinos out there who are currently hiring dealers. Find cool casino dealer jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board.


About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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